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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd., England 2
Descriptions
wood 4438 steel 2355
Names
firearm 4093
Use
rifle 1140
Date:
1929
Dimensions:
L: 44 in, Barrel length: 24 in, H: 7.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of James "Jim" L. Kuber
Inscription:
receiver, right side: 183
Remarks:
The Pedersen "self-loading" rifle was developed for the U.S. Army trials by John D. Pedersen, and used a toggel link locked breech. In 1931 the Pedersen competed against the Garand rifle to become the standard U.S. semi-automatic rifle. After trials, the Garand was chosen over the Pedersen in part because the Pedersen required lubricated ammunition. Only about 300 Pedersen rifles and carbines were produced.
Model:
Pederson selfloader
Caliber/Gauge:
.276
Serial Number:
183
Accession Number:
1998.33.14

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.


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